Waste Heat Economizer FAQs

Waste heat economizers, also known as waste heat recovery units, are a key component of efficient industrial heating systems. If you’re looking to decrease waste, emissions, and energy costs while increasing your facility’s efficiency, investing in a waste heat economizer is a good place to start.

Exploring your options when it comes to a waste heat recovery system for your plant or facility? Read on to find answers to some popular questions about waste heat recovery units. 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Waste Heat Economizers

What Are Waste Heat Economizers?

Waste heat economizers, also referred to as waste heat recovery units, are components of industrial heating systems that capture energy created within equipment like turbines and incinerators and repurpose that energy for other uses, including heating up other materials. 

They gather the heat and energy that would otherwise be wasted and make it possible for a facility or plant to utilize that energy for other purposes. Waste heat economizers are a great option if you’re looking to increase the efficiency of your facility.  

What Are The Benefits of Waste Heat Economizers? 

Waste heat recovery units are popular in a number of industries, and for good reason. They provide a number of significant benefits, including: 

  • Improved efficiency
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Decreased waste and emissions

You can learn in more detail about the benefits of waste heat economizers here.

How Does Waste Heat Recovery Work? 

Within a waste heat recovery unit, hot gas created by the processes completed within industrial heating equipment like incinerators, oxidizers, gasifiers and turbines is captured. The heat energy created by the industrial processes is then recycled and repurposed to aid in other industrial processes, rather than being expelled by the system. 

Find more details about the specifics of waste heat recovery here.

Does My Facility Need a Waste Heat Economizer? 

Waste heat economizers can be utilized as part of the manufacturing and heat transfer processes involved in a variety of industries, including chemical, refinery, tank terminal and asphalt. They are appropriate for a number of applications, including heating asphalt, heating water, and heating thermal fluid. They can also handle heavy ash and dirty gas as well. 

If you’re looking to improve your facility’s efficiency, investing in waste heat recovery technology is an important step to take. The best way to find out if your specific facility is a good candidate for a waste heat recovery unit is to give us a call at 715-748-5888 or contact us online. We can discuss the details of your industrial heating system to determine if a waste heat economizer would be appropriate and beneficial.

Can Waste Heat Economizers Be Customized? 

Yes! Many companies offer standardized waste heat recovery unit options, but at American Heating Company we are able to customize our waste heat economizers to meet the specific needs of our customers. 

If you’re interested in a custom waste heat recovery system for your facility, contact us today to get the conversation started. We’d be happy to work with you to create a customized solution that meets your specific needs.

Where are American Heating Company Waste Heat Economizers Manufactured?

Like all of our industrial heating equipment, our waste heat recovery units are manufactured right here in the USA, at our facility in Beggs, Oklahoma. 

Looking for Additional Information About Waste Heat Economizers?

These resources are a good place to start: 

AHC Waste Heat Economizers – Learn more about the waste heat economizers we manufacture here at American Heating Company.

Why Your Facility Needs a Waste Heat Recovery Unit – On the fence about whether or not a waste heat recovery system is the right choice for your plant? Learn more about the benefits you stand to gain by investing in waste heat recovery.

Why Efficient Plant Heating is Important – Find out what you stand to gain by investing in efficient thermal fluid heating solutions, rather than relying on outdated, inefficient equipment. 

Have Additional Questions About Waste Heat Economizers? 

We’d be happy to answer them, and to learn more about the specifics of your facility’s needs. Just give us a call at 715-748-5888 or contact us online to get the conversation started.

Looking for information about other heating system components? We have the answers to frequently asked questions about those as well. Check out our industrial heating system FAQ pages here.